She looked so peaceful as she slept, it was hard to believe there was anything wrong. The bruises from the horse-riding accident were already starting to fade, but Senex Markeson was explaining that the damage was internal. “Halli’s injuries will not be fatal, but she will never walk again, or breathe without this machine, and if she ever wakes up she will probably be blind.”
It was inconceivable that his only daughter, the apple of his eye, should be condemned to a living death. Wiping away a tear Senex Whitaker turned away. His only words were, “Save her.”
Senex Markeson nodded and gave the order.
This post is part of the 100 Word Challenge for Grown-Ups at Julia’s Place.